Sunday, October 28, 2012

Beadboard Cabinet Redo





I found this skinny cabinet at a garage sale a few weeks ago.  I was looking for something for my son's college apartment. It was the right size, but the more I thought of it, it was not the right piece for a college guy.   I decided to get him something else and would keep this for myself.



I wasn't thrilled with the color, but loved the cabinet itself.  





I like the patina of the wood shelves inside, so decided to leave them.



Easy enough to change what I didn't like....
I painted several coats of white on it 


I then distressed it with sanding blocks and an electric sander.





I added old blue canning jars and the old can of seed packets on the top.





I'm not sure where I'm going to put it long-term, but here it is in the entry for now.








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Pam
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23 comments:

  1. I love the blue jars. actually have some myself that i use once in awhile for winter arrangements. don't can in them anymore. also some glass ones with wire frames and glass tops of all sizes from my moms house. Love the cabinet and glad you kept it. :) great job as usual Pam.

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  2. Good Evening Pam, What a transformation, the white paint really changes the look of the cabinet. The arrangement looks lovely. Have a nice evening. Best Wishes Daphne

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  3. It looks great Pam. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.
    Don't you love finding treasures at garage sales.

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  4. I love your cabinet! It looks great where you have it!

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  5. I love the cabinet and how you painted and distressed it, looks great!

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  6. Hi Pam. I think you made the right choice about keeping it for yourself. It looks so pretty with it's new coat, sitting in your entry..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  7. Looks great, I am a sucker for anything with bead board.

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  8. Pam, your cabinet looks great! You chose the perfect color! I just love your vignette!

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  9. Great transformation. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  10. You're right, not really the kinda piece for a college guy. But I love what you did with it, it looks great!

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  11. Looks great Pam and I think you have found a great place for it! I can always use more storage and your piece offers both...great looks and lots of storage!!

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  12. Great job Pam...That gorgeous cabinet in a boys college apartment...No way, it is to fabulous a piece!

    Carol

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  13. This was fantastic Pam. What a perfect little piece and a perfect use and makeover!

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  14. What a great little cabinet! I would have kept it too. I do like it painted white. I love the that it's narrow and doesn't take up a lot of floor space. Good job!

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  15. That's a great cabinet... I love its new look!

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  16. It looks great. Good work on the distressing too. That can be the hardest part.

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  18. I have been doing some home remodeling in Charlotte NC and I think that these ideas would fit really well with the new set up of my home. Thanks for these tips.

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  19. What a simple improvement yet it looks so astonishing. It's quite simple to make these simple furniture improvements but yet it can help our home's value so much when we do decide to sell it. Some people just don't realize the importance of home improvements.

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